Moment massive brawl involving dozens of teens erupts inside Illinois trampoline park

What started out as a high-energy evening of bouncy fun at an Illinois trampoline park devolved into a wild brawl involving dozens of teenagers on Saturday night. 

Footage from Elevate Trampoline Park in Peoria, that has since gone viral, shows a chaotic scene, with youths pummeling each other with their fists, pulling each other’s hair and using trash cans and even a yellow ‘wet floor’ sign as weapons.

Heavily outnumbered staff members in neon-green sweatshirts struggle to get the situation under control and force the fighting teens out of the lobby, but the youngsters largely ignore them and keep picking fights with one another.   

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An out-of-control brawl broke out at Elevate Trampoline Park in Peoria, Illinois, on Saturday night and was caught on video

An out-of-control brawl broke out at Elevate Trampoline Park in Peoria, Illinois, on Saturday night and was caught on video

An out-of-control brawl broke out at Elevate Trampoline Park in Peoria, Illinois, on Saturday night and was caught on video 

Footage from the scene shows teenage boys and girls throwing punches, kicking one another and pulling each other's hair in the lobby

Footage from the scene shows teenage boys and girls throwing punches, kicking one another and pulling each other's hair in the lobby

Footage from the scene shows teenage boys and girls throwing punches, kicking one another and pulling each other’s hair in the lobby 

Video of the fight was posted on YouTube and has gone viral, so far drawing more than 60,000 views

Video of the fight was posted on YouTube and has gone viral, so far drawing more than 60,000 views

Video of the fight was posted on YouTube and has gone viral, so far drawing more than 60,000 views 

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Later in the video, which as of Tuesday morning has been viewed more than 60,000 times, the fracas spills into the snow-covered parking lot, where the fighters continue to hit and kick one another in the frigid night air.  

It is unclear what sparked the clash, but the out-of-control melee has prompted the owners of Elevate Trampoline Park to cancel ‘teen nights’ at all of their Illinois locations.

According to the Peoria Police Department, shortly before 10pm on Saturday they responded to the trampoline park at 8800 North Allen Road after getting reports of a fight. 

Officers observed a large group of youths punching and pulling hair inside the location, which smelled of pepper spray, even though the police did not deploy ‘pepper balls or pepper spray of any kind,’ according to a press release. 

The brawlers were dispersed and directed outside, where additional fights broke out until all the minors were picked up by adults. 

Police were called to the scene to disperse the wild fracas that erupted during a 'teen night'

Police were called to the scene to disperse the wild fracas that erupted during a 'teen night'

Police were called to the scene to disperse the wild fracas that erupted during a ‘teen night’

Staff members in green sweatshirts struggled to get the situation under control and usher the brawling customers out of the building

Staff members in green sweatshirts struggled to get the situation under control and usher the brawling customers out of the building

Staff members in green sweatshirts struggled to get the situation under control and usher the brawling customers out of the building

The fighting spilled out into the parking lot and continued until adults arrived to pick up their children

The fighting spilled out into the parking lot and continued until adults arrived to pick up their children

The fighting spilled out into the parking lot and continued until adults arrived to pick up their children 

Elevate Trampoline Park owner has since cancelled 'teen nights' at all Illinois locations

Elevate Trampoline Park owner has since cancelled 'teen nights' at all Illinois locations

Elevate Trampoline Park owner has since cancelled ‘teen nights’ at all Illinois locations

This picture shows the interior of the Peoria trampoline park that on Saturday became the site of the wild fracas

This picture shows the interior of the Peoria trampoline park that on Saturday became the site of the wild fracas

This picture shows the interior of the Peoria trampoline park that on Saturday became the site of the wild fracas 

One parent reported her child being attacked but refused medical treatment at the scene, according to the police.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have been reviewing video evidence to identify the people involved in the fracas.

So far, no arrests have been made, and it remains unknown what caused the violent altercation in the first place.  

Following the incident, Liz Wilson, the owner of the trampoline park chain, announced that ‘teen nights’ will be replaced with ‘open jump’ time, reported WEEK.

‘We built our trampoline parks on the foundation of creating a fun, positive and safe place for everyone of all ages to enjoy,’ Wilson said in a statement. ‘We are committed more than ever on focusing our efforts to maintain a family friendly environment, where everyone who enters our doors, both guests and staff members, are respected and treated with kindness at all times.’

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